The table below looks at the statistics for 2G skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2G over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
2G
Rank 581 592 604
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Permanent jobs citing 2G 25 32 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.059% 0.073% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.46% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 18 3 2
Average salary £65,000 £36,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+78.08% -30.47%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
2G
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7387 6886 8407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 17.56% 15.75% 19.07%
Number of salaries quoted 6169 5567 7040
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

2G
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 2G across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

2G Jobs Demand Trend in London

2G
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 2G across the London region.

2G Salary Trend in London

2G
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 2G across the London region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

2G Salary Histogram in London

2G
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2G within the London region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 7 £57,500 +21.05%
2G
England

2G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing 2G also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited 2G.

1 45 (100.00%) 3G
2 43 (95.56%) Telecoms
3 30 (66.67%) 4G
4 28 (62.22%) Network Architecture
5 20 (44.44%) SS7
6 18 (40.00%) Degree
7 17 (37.78%) MVNO
8 15 (33.33%) Internet
9 12 (26.67%) SQL
9 12 (26.67%) Huawei
10 11 (24.44%) Oracle
11 10 (22.22%) Linux
11 10 (22.22%) UNIX
11 10 (22.22%) Finance
11 10 (22.22%) LTE
12 9 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (20.00%) Billing
12 9 (20.00%) Shell Script
12 9 (20.00%) Ericsson
12 9 (20.00%) Veritas
12 9 (20.00%) Oracle Database
13 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (17.78%) Wireless
13 8 (17.78%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
13 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
13 8 (17.78%) Radio Access Network
14 7 (15.56%) Change Control
14 7 (15.56%) Smartphone
15 6 (13.33%) Banking

2G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing 2G also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited 2G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (17.78%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 5 (11.11%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 45 (100.00%) 3G
2 30 (66.67%) 4G
3 20 (44.44%) SS7
4 17 (37.78%) MVNO
5 15 (33.33%) Internet
6 10 (22.22%) LTE
7 8 (17.78%) Radio Access Network
7 8 (17.78%) Wireless
8 5 (11.11%) TCAP
8 5 (11.11%) UMTS
8 5 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
9 4 (8.89%) GSM
10 3 (6.67%) 3GPP
11 2 (4.44%) GPRS
11 2 (4.44%) WCDMA
11 2 (4.44%) IPX
11 2 (4.44%) Firewall
11 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (4.44%) IPsec
11 2 (4.44%) HSDPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 5 (11.11%) Big Data
3 1 (2.22%) DTS
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 43 (95.56%) Telecoms
2 10 (22.22%) Finance
3 9 (20.00%) Billing
4 6 (13.33%) Banking
5 3 (6.67%) Marketing
6 1 (2.22%) Electronics
6 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Operations Manager
2 12 (26.67%) Architect
3 9 (20.00%) Network Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Technical Leader
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) QA Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Network Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Security Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 1 (2.22%) Sales Director
6 1 (2.22%) Technical Director
6 1 (2.22%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.22%) Pre Sales Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Network Operations Manager
6 1 (2.22%) QA Leader
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) J2EE
1 1 (2.22%) SOAP
1 1 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.56%) Smartphone
3 5 (11.11%) Algorithms
3 5 (11.11%) Clustering
4 2 (4.44%) Handset
5 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Linux
1 10 (22.22%) UNIX
2 3 (6.67%) Android
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (62.22%) Network Architecture
2 9 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
4 7 (15.56%) Change Control
5 5 (11.11%) Operations Management
5 5 (11.11%) Machine Learning
5 5 (11.11%) Analytics
5 5 (11.11%) Fault Management
6 2 (4.44%) Marketing Strategy
6 2 (4.44%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.44%) Project Management
6 2 (4.44%) Change Management
6 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.22%) UML
7 1 (2.22%) OO
7 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.22%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (13.33%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) Perl
4 1 (2.22%) C
4 1 (2.22%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) C++
4 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) VCP4
3 1 (2.22%) HND
3 1 (2.22%) PMP
3 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) SLA
2 4 (8.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Huawei
2 11 (24.44%) Oracle
3 9 (20.00%) Veritas
3 9 (20.00%) Ericsson
4 2 (4.44%) Juniper
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco
5 1 (2.22%) Intel
5 1 (2.22%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.22%) Progress
5 1 (2.22%) Lotus
5 1 (2.22%) Apple
5 1 (2.22%) Sage
5 1 (2.22%) VMware
5 1 (2.22%) Nokia
5 1 (2.22%) Cerillion
5 1 (2.22%) Comverse